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Tour Climbs

Author : Chris Sidwells
ISBN : 0007512309
Genre : Bicycle racing
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Every year the Tour de France is said to only really start when it reaches the first mountain stages: the drama of the race only really begins as the climbers take over in the Pyrenees, Vosges or Alps. The Tour is also the most famous classic in cycling and draws huge audiences to the TV and internet coverage (the official web site holds the world record for number of hits excluding search engines).But the route of the Tour is not just for professionals. A growing number of people now take their bikes and actually do a stage of the Tour (the Etap - for amateurs, which this year attracted 8,000 people to climb one of the hardest mountain stages in the Tour) or spend a week doing some of the more notorious climbs (Ventoux - where Tommy Simpson died in the 50s).This book is for everyone who watches the Tour and has even the slightest of an inkling that they'd like to do at least one of the climbs. Packed with information on each climb, this is the ultimate guide to the Tour climbs, which will remain important for many years to come (the Tour only uses a set number of climbs, which they return to every couple of years).Contents - Eastern Pyrenees, Central Pyrenees, Western Pyrenees, Vosges & Jura, Massif & Cevennes, Northern Alps, Central Alps and Southern Alps

Ride A Stage Of The Tour De France

Author : Kristian Bauer
ISBN : 9781408133330
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A how-to guide for amateur cyclists keen to ride one of the legendary stages of the world's most challenging cycling race, the Tour de France. Contains all you need to know from training, preparation and clothing to the characteristics of each route.

Graham Watson S Tour De France Travel Guide

Author : Graham Watson
ISBN : 1934030384
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 90. 72 MB
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In his over 30 years of following and photographing the race, Graham Watson has mastered the Tour de France's daily challenges. He shares his insights in this beautifully illustrated guidebook. In his easy-going style, he makes it simple to see the race while treating readers to tips on how to enjoy everything that the Tour -- and France -- has to offer. This guide includes easy-to-follow tips on planning, making reservations, and the first things to do upon arrival; information on where to find the best hotels, and how to find available rooms in each crowded town the Tour visits; campsites, hostels, auberges, and other economical lodging alternatives; and much more. Featuring hundreds of Watson's award-winning photographs, along with full-color maps, travel tips, checklists, and travel resources, this book puts readers in a front-row seat to view all the action.

Santa Ynez Cycling A Complete Guide To The Best Mountain Bike Rides Of The Region Including Several Of The Most Popular Road Cycling Routes

Author : Justin D. Marshall
ISBN : 9781483445069
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The first and only Santa Ynez specific cycling guidebook Written by a former outdoors writer for The Santa Ynez Valley Journal Custom maps for each chapter Color photos for each chapter Well-written and extensively researched Covers all areas of the Santa Ynez Valley Longtime local resident and author Convenient size fits into backpack or hydration pack Marshall has captured the essence and charm of many of the trails and destinations in our local forest. Whether a visitor or a seasoned hiker/biker, you will find this a very handy and accurate guide. Dave Weaver Wilderness Ranger U.S. Forest Service"

The Complete Guide To Climbing By Bike

Author : John Summerson
ISBN : 0979275148
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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From the step roadways of New England and the Mid-Atlantic States, to the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of the Southeast and the high altitude assaults of the Mountain West, the most difficult climbs are all included in these pages.

Tour De France For Dummies

Author : Phil Liggett
ISBN : 9781118070109
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 76. 12 MB
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A plain-English guide to the world's most famous-and grueling-bicycle race Featuring eight-pages of full-color photos from recent Tour de France races, this easy-to-follow, entertaining guide demystifies the history, strategy, rules, techniques, equipment, and competitors in what is arguably the most grueling and intriguing multiday, multistage sporting event in the world. Cowritten by the most popular English-speaking cycling commentator on the planet, this book is great reading for both experienced and the new bicycle racing fans alike.

Reference User Services Quarterly

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ISBN : UOM:39015066246300
Genre : Reference services (Libraries)
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